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Morinaga releases Attack on Titan ChocoBalls — packages feature mascot bird Kyurochan in cosplay!

Who doesn’t love light, crunchy chocolate snacks that you can pop easily into your mouth, right? The Chocoball chocolates, from major Japanese snack maker Morinaga, have long been a popular snack in Japan and available in a wide range of flavors over the years. And what do you get when you cross over a well-loved snack like that with one of the biggest manga/anime hits in recent years? You get an awesomely cool snack, like these Attack on Titan ChocoBalls that have just been released this week!

Yes, this chocolate and manga collaboration comes in three exciting flavors for a limited time, and we have to say Kyuro-chan, the mascot bird for the ChocoBall brand, definitely looks dashing and ready to take on some Titans as he appears on the packages cosplaying as the main characters from the manga! So, ready to take a look at the special collaborative ChocoBall products?

The three flavors are each available in five different packages, which when lined up together form a connecting picture.

▼Here are the five packages the peanut flavored Attack on Titan Chocoballs come in, priced at 70 yen (US$0.70) for a 24g (0.85oz) pack. They have a peanut and crisp center covered with chocolate — a classic combination. Four of the package designs feature Kyuro-chan as Eren, the manga’s protagonist, and one as Levi, the powerful warrior.choco 2 peanut packages

▼One of the four Eren designs:choco 3 peanut Elen

▼And this is Kyuro-chan as Levi:choco 4 peanut Levi のコピー

▼These are the five caramel flavored packages, with a sweet caramel center again covered in chocolate, sold at 70 yen for a 27g (0.95 oz) pack. Now, caramel and chocolate –that has to taste good together!choco 5 caramel package

▼Four  of the deigns depict Kuro-chan as Armin, one of which is shown below.choco 7 caramel Almin

▼The other package design shows Kuro-chan as Elwin:
choco 6 caramel Elvin

▼And there’s also the strawberry flavored ChocoBalls, once again priced at 70 yen (US$0.70) for a 24g (0.85 oz) pack. This fruity flavor contains a white chocolate and rice puff center covered with strawberry chocolate. Yum … strawberry and white chocolate, that’s also a proven combination! choco 8 strawberry packages のコピー

▼Here’s one of the four designs for Kyuro-chan as Mikasa:choco 9 strawberry Mikasa

▼And this is Kyuro-chan as Zoë, the fifth design:

choco 10 strawberry Hanji

▼Oh, and when you open the small retractable lid  on the packets, you’ll be greeted by the face of the Colossus Titan!choco titan

▼And while the product below isn’t an Attack on Titan contribution, Morinaga announced at the same time that they are also selling this new ChocoBall flavor — the Shiratama Anmitsu (70 yen for a 25g [0.88oz] pack), which is a Japanese dessert made with agar jelly and  served with red bean paste, various fruits and small white mochi (rice cake) balls called shiratama. While certainly not a conventional flavor for a chocolate snack, Shiratama Anmitsu is a long-time favorite dessert with the Japanese and may be worth a try if you’re looking for something a little different.choco 11 shiratama

All of these products will be available  until the end of August, so there’s still a bit of time to buy them if you’re going to be in Japan during that period or you can have us send them, as a matter of fact, we can send you all the food you want from Japan…and as usual, for the lowest prices available.

As for us, you can be sure we’re quite happy to see one of our favorite snacks combined with one of our favorite manga. Go kyuro-chan, and fight the Titans for us, but make sure to leave us with plenty of sweet treats!

Source and photos: Morinaga & Co., Ltd. press release

Second hand cosplay market!

What is Cosplay?
Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure?), a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered on role play and a broader use of the term “cosplay” applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage. Any entity that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject and it is not unusual to see genders switched. Favorite sources are manga and anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and live-action films.
(source wikipedia)
Well there you go..however for us cosplay is just a way to express our love for a certain anime, game or manga and meeting with people with similar minds. It’s a way to enter a new world, to be something, no someone different. Our costume is like a beacon, it’s the easiest way to find similar minded folks..we don’t have to introduce ourselves, we know who we or who someone else pretends to be.
Cosplay however can be a financially challenging hobby, some things can’t be handmade and have to be purchased. Especially the beginning cosplayer has often trouble finding the right outfit and accessories.
Cospatio, one of the biggest cosplay websites has almost everything a beginning or advanced cosplayer needs, well that is if you’re into Japanese cosplay of course, but then..who isn’t?
The prices however can be pretty steep however the closer you get to true authenticity and quality.
For example this Ao no Kanata no Four Rythm school uniform is pricier than a real high school uniform, but the details are…just astonishing.
Price:52.920 yen
Beyond the Blue Four rhythm / Ao of Kanata Four rhythm / [early] obtained Hisashi 奈浜 Gakuin Women's uniforms set
Beyond the Blue Four rhythm / Ao of Kanata Four rhythm / [early] obtained Hisashi 奈浜 Gakuin Women's uniforms set
Beyond the Blue Four rhythm / Ao of Kanata Four rhythm / [early] obtained Hisashi 奈浜 Gakuin Women's uniforms set
Beyond the Blue Four rhythm / Ao of Kanata Four rhythm / [early] obtained Hisashi 奈浜 Gakuin Women's uniforms set
Or what about this Fate/Night Unlimited blade works armour suit: 183,000yen ding dong!
Ah wait, upon further reading it’s revealed that the shoes,  gloves AND dress are sold seperately for a meager 86.400yen for the bottoms, 140,000 yen for the gloves and a cool
92,880 yen for the saber dress.
Fate / Fate / stay night / [full MTO] Saber dress
Fate / Fate / stay night / [full MTO] Saber dress
You can even order a custom made costume from this page
You have to fill in a costume order sheet where besides the custom information like name and size etc you also have to specify what kind of costume you want through means of pics and video. You can set a price and a quality level A or B. Can’t speak, write or read Japanese? No worries, we have got you covered..we will do all the work you just have to send us all the info..easy peasy.
Entry example of the order sheet
But before you decide to take such drastic ways, maybe it’s a good idea to check out the cosplayers archive flea market.
Disney easter steam punk dancer set 52,000 yen
Angelique special2 Timuka Costume & Wig, once worn 8,000 yen
Gintama Omonefukuusagi costume + wig + Bangasa set 7,500 yen

Rebellion emperor costume Asking price: 7,000 yen
Just have a look, use google translate to get the basic info in English and use us to get the details!
Happy cosplaying!